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The High Druid’s Blade by Terry Brooks

I grew up reading Terry Brooks and have loved his books for a long time. As I read this new addition to the world of Shannara, The High Druid’s Blade, I couldn’t help compare it to my absolutely favorite story, The Wishsong of Shannara. It is in Wishsong where … Continue reading

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The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison

No one thought the exiled half-goblin son of the emperor would ever inherit the throne. Not even Maia himself. But when his father and three brothers are killed in an airship crash (which may not have been an accident), Maia … Continue reading

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Through the Perilous Fight: Six Weeks That Saved the Nation by Steve Vogel

The War of 1812 is one of the “forgotten wars” of the United States. It is, however, the conflict that helped to create the nation we have and provided the inspiration to our national anthem. In Through the Perilous Fight, Steve Vogel skillfully weaves together … Continue reading

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The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen

The kingdom of Carthya is in trouble. The royal family is dead, the neighboring kingdoms are starting to whittle away at its borders, and a civil war is brewing between nobles. To prevent chaos from descending upon Carthya, Conner, an unscrupulous nobleman, devises a desperate … Continue reading

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Batman: the Court of Owls

For years, Batman has protected Gotham City from the darkness that seeks to destroy it. Within this darkness is the Court of Owls, an urban legend that tells of a shadowy conspiracy ruling Gotham City for centuries. Now the Court has … Continue reading

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S by Jeffrey Abrams

“One book. Two readers. A world of mystery, menace, and desire.”  S is the brain child of Lost creator J. J. Abrams and put into form by Doug Dorst. It has mystery, romance, self-discovery, conspiracy, and the idea that nothing/no one is quite … Continue reading

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On Little Wings by Regina Sirois

Jennifer’s life has changed dramatically. With the discovery of an old photograph, Jennifer uncovers an aunt her mother wishes to be forgotten. Against her mother’s wishes, Jennifer ventures from the fields of Nebraska to the ocean of Maine to learn … Continue reading

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The Christmas Chronicles: the Legend of Santa Claus by Tim Slover

In the 14th Century, Klaus lives the life of a simple woodcarver who begins to carve toys for all the children of his village after the Black Death strikes his village. In the years to come, his fame spreads through … Continue reading

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The Gettysburg Gospel: the Lincoln Speech That Nobody Knows by G.S. Boritt

Almost seven score and ten years ago on November 19th, the National Cemetery in Gettysburg, PA was dedicated to those Union soldiers who fought and died during the three day battle there. It was at this event that President Abraham … Continue reading

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The Tapestry Series by Henry H. Neff

Once upon a time, Max McDainels was just a normal kid living in Chicago with his loving father. Then one day, while visiting the museum, he saw a magical tapestry that forever changed his life. Now Max is a student … Continue reading

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